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Comets

Browse and discover detailed information about 185 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

Visibility from selected location  = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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Comet West (C/1975 V1-A)

C/1975 V1-A (West)
R.A: 19h 39m 46s   Dec: -16° 08’ 35”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1)

C/1948 V1 (Eclipse comet)
R.A: 08h 42m 36s   Dec: -05° 01’ 41”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet Ikeya-Seki (C/1965 S1)

C/1965 S1 (Ikeya-Seki)
R.A: 06h 44m 43s   Dec: -11° 36’ 51”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Canis Majoris   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

C/2012 S1 (ISON)
R.A: 07h 15m 06s   Dec: +37° 21’ 10”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Auriga   object currently below the horizon

Southern Comet (C/1947 X1-A)

C/1947 X1-A (Southern Comet)
R.A: 21h 50m 57s   Dec: -04° 16’ 08”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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